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Our Genealogy Helper for Hereford ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Hereford (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Hereford. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Hereford is located in Cochise County.

To see how the shape of Arizona's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cochise County: Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Santa Cruz & Hidalgo (NM).

Below are the counties that are near Hereford. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hereford:

  • Cochise County     (The home county of Hereford)
    • Nicksville [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicksville
      • Nicksville [Cochise County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Hereford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicksville
    • Miracle Valley [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miracle Valley
      • Miracle Valley [Cochise County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hereford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miracle Valley
    • Sierra Vista [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sierra Vista
      • Sierra Vista [Cochise County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Hereford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sierra Vista<3>
    • Palominas [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palominas
      • Palominas [Cochise County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hereford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palominas
    • Coronado Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronado Village
      • Coronado Village [Cochise County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hereford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coronado Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronado Village
    • De Anza Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Anza Village
      • De Anza Village [Cochise County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hereford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Anza Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Anza Village
    • Sunnyside [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Cochise County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Hereford
    • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County]
    • Signal Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Village
      • Signal Village [Cochise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hereford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signal Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Signal Village
    • Charleston [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Cochise County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Hereford
    • Huachuca City [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huachuca City
      • Huachuca City [Cochise County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hereford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huachuca City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huachuca City<3>
    • Bisbee [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bisbee
      • Bisbee [Cochise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Hereford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bisbee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bisbee<3>
  • Santa Cruz County
    • Canelo [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canelo
      • Canelo [Santa Cruz County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hereford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canelo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Canelo:
      • Canille
    • Elgin [Santa Cruz County]
    • Lochiel [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lochiel
      • Lochiel [Santa Cruz County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Hereford
      • Former name for Lochiel:
      • Luttrell
    • Duquesne [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duquesne
      • Duquesne [Santa Cruz County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Hereford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duquesne
    • Washington Camp [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Camp
      • Washington Camp [Santa Cruz County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Hereford
    • Harshaw [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harshaw
      • Harshaw [Santa Cruz County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Hereford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mowry [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mowry
      • Mowry [Santa Cruz County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Hereford
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mowry. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Sonoita [Santa Cruz County]
    • Casa Blanca [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
      • Casa Blanca [Santa Cruz County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Hereford
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Casa Blanca. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Crittenden [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crittenden
      • Crittenden [Santa Cruz County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Hereford
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Crittenden. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Patagonia [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patagonia
      • Patagonia [Santa Cruz County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Hereford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 874 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patagonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patagonia<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Hereford, see our County-by-County Page for Hereford.

Newspapers Published in Hereford ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hereford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hereford, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hereford.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Hereford:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Arizona

Cemeteries Near Hereford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hereford.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Hereford covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Miracle Valley Cemetery
  • Tompkins Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tompkins Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tompkins Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tompkins Memorial Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hereford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tompkins Memorial Park
  • Fry Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fry Cemetery
    • Fry Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Hereford.
    • Fry Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Fry Family Cemetery
    • Fry Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2176887<5>
  • Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
  • Cochise Memory Gardens Cemetery
  • Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Hereford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Hereford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hereford.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Hereford, with the one closest to Hereford listed first.

  • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Huachuca
    • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hereford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 296 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Huachuca had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Huachuca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Huachuca<3>
  • Bisbee [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bisbee
    • Bisbee [Cochise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Hereford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,535 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,225 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bisbee had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bisbee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bisbee<3>
  • Fairbank [Cochise County] - Historic
    • While Fairbank was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbank
    • Fairbank [Cochise County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Hereford
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 478 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairbank had a post office and railroad service
  • Tombstone [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
    • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hereford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,875 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tombstone had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<3>
  • Contention [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contention
    • Contention [Cochise County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Hereford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Contention had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Contention have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Contention
  • Lochiel [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
    • While Lochiel was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lochiel
    • Lochiel [Santa Cruz County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Hereford
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lochiel had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Lochiel:
    • Luttrell
  • Harshaw [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
    • While Harshaw was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harshaw
    • Harshaw [Santa Cruz County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Hereford
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 260 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Harshaw had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Sonoita [Santa Cruz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonoita
    • Sonoita [Santa Cruz County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hereford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sonoita had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonoita
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonoita<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Hereford. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hereford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Cochise County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hereford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.az.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hereford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hereford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hereford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hereford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4384, Longitude: -110.2407    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Hereford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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